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The Answer to all your Questions

The Answer to all your Questions

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As we are on the official Eve of our 4th of July Extravaganza, downtown Clear Lake is a buzz of activity.  Set up is well underway as crews prepare for the carnival to open on Wednesday at 5PM.  As you can imagine, the Chamber team is a flurry of running errands, completing last minute preparations, and...

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Counting Down the Days

Counting Down the Days

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’d like to make it known for the record that I, Rachel Wumkes, a forty-year-old woman of sound mind, has made a paper chain. Yes, you read that correctly.  A paper chain.  Just like the one my Kindergartener made last winter to countdown the days until Christmas.  It hangs proudly from the side of my...

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Easter Service Rundown

Easter Service Rundown

Photocredit: thebridge-alg.org BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is an abundance of preparation associated with the Easter holiday. Between organizing Easter baskets, planning the meal for your family gathering and dying eggs, the religious aspect of this holiday often gets pushed to the background. While many people know the...

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Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES We’ve been saying it for years.  A phrase commonly used “after the fact” when it’s easy to see what you should have done, or what you learned. But as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st our hindsight will LITERALLY be 2020. And I think it’s safe to say we’re all...

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Music Sets the Tone for the Season

Music Sets the Tone for the Season

Image by Sabine Sauermaul from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES While there are many things associated with the Holiday season, it is the music that really sets the tone this time of year.  Known to boost one’s mood, even sad music has proven to increase happiness and reduce anxiety. And we all need a bit of that after this...

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Clear Lake’s 2020 July 4th Celebration Cancelled

Clear Lake’s 2020 July 4th Celebration Cancelled

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we, here today, representatives of: the City of Clear Lake, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and 4th of July Committee in collaboration with Cerro Gordo Public Health—announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Clear Lake July 4th Celebration and events...

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That’s a Wrap on 2019!

That’s a Wrap on 2019!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I know it sounds super cliché, but did I blink, and another year passed? Were we not just basking in the warm, sunny weather, watching fireworks over the Lake for our fabulous 4th of July Extravaganza? Seriously.  Time needs to slow down a bit. We are now in that strange time frame between Christmas and...

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